What You Get!

  • ​THE COST: We will be charging $29.99 / month – that’s (roughly) $360 / year BUT since we’re all just starting out, here’s an offer we have for you. If you purchase a YEAR membership, we will DEDUCT $100 so it will be $260.00 AU for the whole year!

  • LIVE CLASS: You’ll be part of the weekly live class. We do relaxation, sensory work, and every week we show you skills on how to make these applicable to your acting so that they’re not just “acting exercises.” Also, at the end of each class we’d like to see YOUR showreels, monologues, scenes etc – BE BRAVE out them out there, that’s what this is all about. Join us once a week !

  • PRE-RECORDED WEEKLY EXERCISES: Many of the exercise will be there for you to go over in your own time and space. We introduce them to you at the basic level first so you master them before we add other variables to them (thus the name Method 2.0) Train your mind and body with these exercises which are the foundation of the Method, and is what they teach at the Actor’s Studio in the U.S. Do these min 3 times a week!

  • ADDITIONAL WORK: Character work, Private moments, personalising props, working on the space, substituting! These are some of the topics that we cover in a separate section so you can not only work on these separately but also incorporate them into your acting work. But you must learn and understand them first as separate tools. We have videos for each of these topics. Along with your WEEKLY exercises, these are each designed for you to do to explore separately.

  • NOT JUST FOR ACTORS!: The online course is helpful to many directors also- if you understand how we work, you’ll be able to communicate better with your actors and get better results. Stop directing with terms such as “faster / more energy / more emotional” Stella Adler would say “That’s not actable” and she’s right. Those are ”results” and at best if you get an actor to give you that, that’s all you’ll get… one level!

Peter Kalos

Founder and Owner of The Melbourne Actors Lab

Peter Kalos

Peter is an internationally recognized acting coach who has taught hundreds of theatrical performers how to break limiting psychological boundaries, take their work to a place beyond reasonable possibility, and to work with an absolute commitment toward one goal; the truthful revelation of character. Peter instills that hard work hones the actors instrument to a place where is it at immediate disposal wherever and whenever it is required. The repeated practice of the exercises of Lee Strasberg lead to something much more profound than at first glance - the absolute mastery of the actors' instrument, body, mind and voice - creating artists that paint with a finer brush that also have the resilience and wherewithal to work under the most difficult of circumstances, in theatre, film and television. Beyond the actor training, THE LAB provides an environment where actors can meet filmmakers and start a collaborative relationship together. Filmmakers are encouraged to come into class and observe the actors process. The work in itself inspires a passion for actors to create their own work; theatre and film projects, and that is the drive that creates, builds and sustains a career.


Mark Wahlber

"Peter was my buffer between directors"

Olympia Valance


Without Peter I wouldn't be where I am today. Not only has he taught me how to be a better actress, but also shown me things about myself that I don't think anyone else would have been able to expose."